There was something about TJ Wilder in the previous books that made me eager for his story. I loved his sense of humor when ragging on Stone for his fear of needles, I enjoyed seeing him be the big brother to Cam when Cam came back and I loved seeing him tease his brothers about every little thing under the sun and couldn’t wait until it was his turn to bite the love bug.
T.J. Wilder is the perfect package of breathtaking adventure and raw sex appeal. Even better, he's about to reconnect with the one woman he's never been able to forget...
Get Your Pulse Racing
To Harley, the landscape around Wishful, California, is exhilarating, untamed, and more than a little dangerous. The same could be said for T.J. Wilder, who's invited himself along on her trek to study a rare coyote. Harley's career is riding on this trip, and she doesn't need a stubborn, incredibly sexy distraction. But T.J. is a professional guide who knows when to stay back and when to provide invaluable expertise-just like he's done since they were in high school. And Harley, as usual, is torn between throttling him and giving in to the raw attraction that's been smoldering all these years.
T.J. knows how proud and capable Harley is, but he's damned sure not letting her put herself at risk when there are illegal hunters in the area. She needs him, with the same soul-stirring urgency that he's always craved her. And here, in this beautiful place days from civilization, he'll finally have a chance to prove it-over and over again...
I’ve been anxiously awaiting this story for quite some time now (I wanna say since I read Cam’s book but it was really in Stone’s book that I developed ants in my pants for more TJ) and to say that I enjoyed the book would be putting it mildly.
I adored this book.
Shalvis never fails to make me happy when reading one of her books. I could be having the most shittiest of days and I’ll pick up a Shalvis to read and everything will be right in my world again. She has a knack for putting me in a good mood. This book was no exception.
TJ Wilder is the last of the Wilder boys to settle down and while he loves women, he loves the outdoors more. He likes having his freedom to do what he wants to do, whenever he wants to do it. He gets itchy after staying in one place for too long so he takes off on crazy treks across different lands. On one of his trips home, he gets closer to Harley. TJ and Harley grew up together and she’s good friends with everyone in TJ’s family…except TJ.
With TJ, she’s grouchy. She growls at him and TJ never knew why. He’s aware of Harley and again, he doesn’t know why. Harley on the other hand knows exactly why she’s so grouchy when TJ is concerned. She’s got some unresolved issues with him and she’s also got this insane and insistent crush on him that just won’t go away. It’s annoying and since he always looks so delicious, she blames him for her crush. Makes sense right?
Seeing these two bicker their way to a love match was quite the entertaining ride. I enjoyed the hell out of these two. Once TJ finds out what went down back in the day to make Harley behave the way that she does toward him and seeing him trying to make things better. To make it all better softened me toward him and made me love him all the more.
TJ was a fantastic hero and it was easy to see why Harley loved him…or crushed on him. He was totally crush worthy. He had the whole outdoorsy sexy man thing going for him and I totally ate it up. I loved seeing him interact with his family, I loved seeing him interact with Harley (even when they were fighting/arguing/bickering whatever you want to call it) and I just loved him. He was such a man’s man and I totally adored all of him.
Harley is one of those I can do anything you can do better kind of women and while that can sometimes get on my nerves, I found that Harley didn’t make me want to punch her in her throat. I’ve got to say that surprised the hell out of me because I could tell that she was that do it myself kind of woman but she wasn’t one of those too stupid to live heroines and I liked her.
One of the many reasons why I love this series is the camaraderie between the Wilder brothers. You can tell that all joking aside, this was one united family. They laughed together, they fought together and they loved together. They were a solid unit and it’s always a treat to see them again.
In this book, Annie is pregnant and it was such a treat to see her and Nick again. To see everyone again, really. I love that Jill Shalvis can bring back characters and not have them over power the main couple. Nobody was stealing TJ and Harley’s thunder and I appreciated it.
This book was a fantastic reading romp that I would definitely recommend to fans of Jill Shalvis, this series and anyone in the mood for a lighthearted straight up contemporary novel. This one doesn’t disappoint.
Grade: 4.75 out of 5
GIVEAWAY ALERT: Because I loved this book so much, I'm offering 3 copies of this book to 3 lucky winners. All you have to do is leave a comment on this review and let me know who your favorite Wilder brother is and if you haven't read the books yet then let me know why you want to read this book and your names will be tossed in the hat for a chance to win a copy.
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